We offer the following additional services in the surgery:
- Anti coagulation testing
- Minor surgery
- Sea Farers Examination – Contact Dr Thompson – 01392 676676
Many things affect our health and wellbeing. GPs say some people visit them feeling isolated or lonely. Or they might be stressed by work, money, or housing problems. Sometimes it’s the stress of managing long-term health conditions.
That’s where social prescribing comes in. It starts with a conversation. It might be the conversation you’ve just had with your doctor. Or with another person in the practice team. They can refer you to a social prescriber.
The social prescriber is there to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better. They might introduce you to a community group, a new activity or a local club. They might just help you find information and guidance: a bit of inside knowledge on your situation or what local resources there are.
Social prescribing can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you. Studies show that people get better and feel better faster than those treated with medicine alone.
STMG Social Prescribers
Simon: ‘I have worked in a variety of mental health and holistic care settings for many years. I like to help people identify personal goals and solutions which can make a difference to their quality of life, and I encourage active self-care for longer-term benefits to physical and mental health.’